Students anticipate a new area coordinator

By Nicole Taylor – Copy Editor

Residential Life is in the process of hiring a new Area Coordinator (AC) for the North quad area and hope to have a selection in the next few weeks.

Human Capital Management received more than 70 applications and resumés from potential candidates. Residential Life narrowed that number to nine and conducted phone interviews with all.  They then brought five finalists to campus for interviews beginning in mid-August.

Cat Mullin, Area Coordinator for the Woodland area, has been monitoring the North quad area until the new AC is announced and acclimated. Director of Residential Life Woodrow Freese looks forward to another new addition. “We didn’t want to fill the position with ‘just anyone’ and we were very selective in who we brought to campus for the final round of interviews,” he said.

At Lasell, a Bachelor’s Degree is required and a Master’s Degree is preferred for the position. Candidates with a student affairs background may have an advantage. “Over 80 percent of our applicants had an advanced degree,” said Freese. “In some cases, candidates have received an offer and withdrew from our search to pursue another college.”

“I am excited to work with someone new who has fresh perspectives,” said Rob Harrington, Area Coordinator for the Forest area. “I am also excited to teach them as much as I possibly can, but also to see what they have to teach me.”

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